THE TEAM

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Glenda Browne

Glenda has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from The University of Sydney. Glenda has over 40 years of experience and she has worked with children for over 35 years in the Macarthur area.

Glenda believes in the importance of developing intervention which is individually tailored to the child and family. She has special interests and experience in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Language Disorders and associated learning difficulties. Glenda has specific training in a range of programs include Lindamood Auditory Discrimination in Depth Program, Visualising and Verbalising, Secret Agent’s Society, SCERTS, SCIP, Key Word Sign, Lidcombe Program, Derbyshire Language Program, Nuffield Program, Blades, Mental Health First Aid, and language disorders I older children and Adolescents.

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Janelle Gardiner

Janelle Gardiner has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from University of Sydney. She is a Certified Practising member of Speech Pathology Australia and a member of the Private Practitioners network group in Macarthur. Janelle has 33 years of experience in Speech Pathology since graduating in 1987 and commenced her professional career working in the Macarthur Area Health Service. Janelle has worked with clients of all ages, from infants through to aged care but since 1990 she has worked only with children, both individually as well as part of a multidisciplinary team. 

From 1998 through to 2013, Janelle worked in her own Private Practice while raising her three children before moving into the Macarthur region and commencing at Glenda Browne Speech Pathology in 2013. 

Janelle has a special interest and expertise in the area of language-based learning difficulties and literacy, and has trained in the Lindamood Auditory Discrimination-in-depth Program and Visualising-Verbalising Program. 

Janelle enjoys working with children and their families to assist them in developing functional communication skills so that they reach their full learning potential and become effective communicators for life.

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Kareena Hobson

Kareena has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from the University of Sydney. Kareena has gained experience in the not-for-profit and private sector. Kareena has worked with various age groups from infants through to aged care. Since 2014 Kareena has only worked with children. Kareen started her journey at Glenda Browne Speech Pathology in 2015.

Kareena enjoys working with children and families to help them achieve their best and believes in family centered practice and customising therapy to meet the needs of children and their families. She has special interest in stuttering, speech, sound disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Kareena is certified to provide Hanen ‘More Than Words’, and has received specific training in Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD), The Lidcombe Program, The Spalding Method, Voicecraft and Basic Key Word Sign.

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Laura Pullin

Laura has a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) with 1st Class Honours from the University of Newcastle. Laura’s Honours project related to the development of speech sounds. Laura started her journey at Glenda Browne Speech Pathology in 2018.

Laura enjoys working with children and families to help them achieve their goals and develop their communication skills. She has interest in working with children with speech sound disorders. Laura has experience with paediatric caseloads ranging from speech to language, literacy, fluency and voice disorders.

Laura is continually expanding her knowledge through webinars and attending professional development days including the NSW Cultural responsiveness Workshop, a Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) interest group and the Read3 Literacy workshop.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca has a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) with 1st Class Honours where she received the University Medal from the University of Newcastle. Rebecca has work in private practice previously before starting her journey at Glenda Browne Speech Pathology in 2019.

Rebecca is currently completing her PhD at The University of Technology Sydney. Her PhD is examining the quality of life of people with dysphagia and if their quality around mealtimes can be improved by creating visually appealing meals through the process of 3D food printing.

Rebecca believes in adapting therapy to suit her clients and their families to help them become confident communicators.  She has interest in working with children with literacy, school aged language and speech sounds difficulties. Rebecca has experience working with pediatric caseloads focusing on speech sounds, language, literacy and fluency. Rebecca has training in Developmental Language Disorders (Nat Munro), The Lidcombe Program and Blades.